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Thread: How do i open and parse a web page?

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    Question How do i open and parse a web page?


    I want to do the following:

    Open a web page that contains a form. After passing some data to the form and choosing from a select list on the webpage i want to parse the web page and store the data on a database. Do i need to do itby opening a browser through Java or is there another way to fill the form and then get the data from the page?

    How can i do it? What is the best way?

    Sorry if the question is to general but i am out in the blue here. Thank you in advance.

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    Default Re: How do i open and parse a web page?

    way to fill the form and then get the data from the page?
    You should study HTTP and HTML to see what a browser sends to a server and what the server returns to the browser.
    It's possible in some cases to write a java program that works like a browser.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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